So, you’ve tried every eye cream out there, but the tired bags and hollows under your eyes are still visible. You have a couple of sunspots that just won’t go away and you can’t help but focus on them each time you look in the mirror. A patchy, thin beard and mustache have popped up and it doesn’t quite go with your red lipstick. What do you do? Well, you get a little help in the form of treatments that improve your look and boost your confidence. In comes Concept Medical.
Now, plastic surgery and other invasive beauty treatments are still a little taboo in our society. I’ve discussed getting Botox and fillers with friends and family to resounding pleas to not do it. “Why do you want to pump your face full of plastic??? I mean, look at Celebrity X’s lips!! They are RIDICULOUS. YOU are being ridiculous!!” Sigh. This is exactly what I’m talking about. Obnoxious protesting aside, I understand the worry. I really don’t want to end up looking like a Real Housewife – a little puffy and devoid of expression. In addition, I notice in some cities, women start to look the same because they all frequent the same doctor for the same treatments! Again…I just want to look like me, but better.
I’m very curious about fillers and plan to eventually indulge one day. I have deep lines under my eyes along with discolouration and they are most definitely getting worse as time wears on. It’s the one thing about myself that makes me insecure. I mean, I feel energetic and lively, but the image staring back at me in the mirror looks sleep-deprived. I’ve booked appointments to receive fillers in the past, but have always chickened out. I’m working up to it..that needle just kills me though!!!
I was contacted by Concept Medical for a collaboration and I couldn’t help but be curious and excited! Dr. Samuel Hetz, Concept Medical’s Medical Director met me for a lunch hour chat about Concept Medical’s vision and how they help people feel their best. The clinic features a group of physicians who focus on aesthetic medicine and medical skin procedures, so I knew I would be in great hands.
I also loved the fact that they offer more than just aesthetic treatments. Concept Medical also specializes in Botox to reduce migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), intense pulse light (IPL) treatments for rosacea, skin cancer and mole removal, painless fat reduction, body contouring techniques, and much more!
Back to the aesthetics though (lol), I was comforted by the fact that Dr. Hetz spoke at length about the importance of achieving a natural look in respect to Botox and fillers. I appreciated Dr. Hetz’s honesty about treatments I could benefit from and others he felt I didn’t need and outright wouldn’t do. He was honest without making me feel silly or uninformed. I felt truly comfortable in their welcoming and beautiful space.
Concept Medical – Skincare and Beauty
In addition to their extensive list of services, Concept Medical offers clients a range of great cosmetics and skincare. I picked up Neo Cutis Lumière Eye Cream – a stellar product available only through physicians’ offices. This particular eye cream is one of the first I’ve tried that effectively hydrates my delicate eye area while not causing my makeup to slide right off. Thick and creamy, it boosted the quality of my skin. My fine lines are less noticeable and I love the dewy glow it gives me without the use of shimmer. This eye cream also features hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient and I have noticed a slight plumping effect in the sad hollows under my eyes. Using it first thing in the morning also has reduced puffiness, thanks to its high levels of caffeine.
I also picked up a bottle of Infiniderm liquid facial cleanser which is specially made for Concept Medical. It’s foamy formula was stellar at removing the inch of concealer I slathered on and left my skin feeling soft and supple. A huge bonus is this cleanser’s wonderful papaya scent!
Concept Medical also offers a few very high-quality cosmetics lines including Colorescience Mineral Makeup (which offers a great sunscreen-based mineral makeup – Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen SPF 50) and Elta MD.
I’m really excited to proceed with a few treatments in the coming months. Starting with laser hair removal (review to come in a later post), I will eventually work my way up to a facial tune-up of some sort. I’m determined to go into the summer season feeling and looking like a took a long, fabulous vacation that involved tons of beauty sleep.
If you are looking to indulge in some treatments that Concept Medical offers, be sure to visit their website at www.conceptmedical.ca. Have a look at their “Solutions” page listing all of their services and don’t be afraid to reach out.
Concept Medical is located at 11 Holland Avenue, Suite 400. Feel free to book a consultation with one of their very knowledgeable physicians by calling (613) 829-1266 or by emailing them using the contact form on their website.
Remember – there is nothing wrong with indulging in treatments that make you feel better about yourself. Take the time to carefully research what you want to do and always choose to be treated by licensed and experienced physicians.